They say it's the most wonderful time of the year... but this husky disagrees.
Anuko, the Siberian Husky that belongs to 20-year-old Jasmine Milton from Telford, Shropshire, England, is actually quite a relaxed and gentle dog who happens to have a rather moody face, a la Grumpy Cat.
Milton adopted him when he was just a puppy. “He’s kind and he’s never so much as growled at anybody – just a relaxed, lazy but cool type of dog who can’t be bothered for my shenanigans,” Milton told Caters News.
Anuko and Milton have always had a special bond. She not only adopted him as a pet, but as an emotional support animal. “I got Anuko shortly after being diagnosed with depression amongst other mental health problems. I got him for emotional support, to give me a meaning to life and to encourage me to get out of bed in the morning,” she said. Obviously he can’t be all that grumpy if he gives all that love.
Milton's shenanigans, apparently, include dressing him up in adorable reindeer antlers and a festive scarf. While Anuko is a fan of wintry weather, he always seems a little miffed by fragile Christmas decorations and rich food that’s not good for dogs to sample.
“He’s on the naughty list this year... All of his Christmas presents were canceled and instead paid for an expensive dental surgery – as he fractured his tooth by chewing too hard on an antler my brother found in the woods,” Milton said.
Poor Anuko. An already disappointing holiday season just got worse. However, we bet Anuko won't really go present-less this year. Who could say no to that surly expression?
Plus, while Anuko can’t quite get into the holiday spirit, he has given Milton one big gift this year: His love as a support animal has motivated her to apply to veterinary school.
Hopefully that will put a smile on his face.